EJS Joins the Fix School Discipline-Policy Coalition

Equal Justice Society

EJS recently joined the Fix School Discipline-Policy Coalition (FSD-PC), a statewide coalition of organizations that work to improve school discipline policies and practices in California’s schools. The coalition works together to ensure that school climate protections and supports for both students and school staff exist at both the state and local levels.

In the last few years the FSD-PC has built awareness around effective school climate practices that should replace punitive approaches shown not to work.  FSD-PC has also helped pass laws that provide students with effective alternatives to suspensions; prohibit students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade from being suspended for “willful defiance” (a subjective cause for punishing non-serious behavior often overused against students of color), and ensure schools promptly re-enroll students coming back from the juvenile justice system.

Learn more at http://fixschooldiscipline.org.

EJS is challenging school discipline policies that feed the “School-to-Prison Pipeline” – educational policies and practices…

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